A quickie, because I’m busy knitting. But I wanted to post a wee bit of enthusiasm because there’s a chance that maybe, just maybe, the Yorkshire Skirt will be done by Tuesday’s deadline (if I employ a team of minions to weave in the ends and block it on the back seat of the car on my way north). Look!
But mostly I’ve come on here to say thank you for all the kind words and suggestions for my sore, knit-weary hand, and also for the encouragement. You’re kinder than I deserve, and I appreciate your words very much. I’ve been following your suggestions too, hunting around online for exercises to preserve hands that knit too much, as well as popping into town to buy a stylus for the iPad. I’m trying to take breaks from the needles. And my hand is a lot better for now, although it keeps sending little warning twinges. Actually taking breaks isn’t too difficult when the Toddler Twinnage are around, because we have to do things like go and say hello to the day-old lambs at the farm down the road:-
…in this sort of weather:-
For those of you not in the UK, it’s suddenly insanely warm and sunny here, and it feels as though the whole population, not to mention the blossom and spring flowers, are emerging, blinking, into the light. It’s so sudden, it almost feels confusing. You mean I don’t need scarf and hat and mittens and a waterproof coat? Nah… you’re going to have to explain that one to me again…
One final bit of excitement. I’ve swiped the image below from Facebook, ahead of my Yorkshire trip. 🙂 Six days from now I’ll be co-judging the Stylecraft competition and spending an entire day discussing delicious yarn shades. If you’ve entered the competition, good luck. I’ll bring back some photos of the mill to show you. (As for the photo below, I’m bottom right: it’s the worst shot of me ever taken. I seem to remember it was taken after being up pretty much all night with the Toddler Twinnage.)
SIX DAYS?!!!! Excuse me, I’ve got some knitting to do….
Rebecca Dodgson says
You may find you need that winter coat again in Yorkshire… Whilst we have indeed enjoyed some sunshine of late, the heatwave of the south is currently passing us by.
The Twisted Yarn says
Ah, OK. But at least I’ll be justified in wearing a knitted skirt…
(I’m sorry I’m not going to make it quite up to your neck o’ the woods, but it’s a dash-up-and-back job without twinnage.)
Can’t wait to see photos of the event, that skirt and sunshine in the U.K.!
Andrea @ This Knitted Life says
I love those colors together. A perfect palette.
Amy at love made my home says
It is looking fabulous!!! xx
So the whole of the UK is having a heatwave? Huh. I thought it was just because I’ve come down to Oxford (form York) for a few days. Ahh well! Have fun knitting 🙂
You’re simply lovely!! I’m sorry for being so awfully busy with house hunting because I would really like to follow better and more your life adventures!
Midnight Knitter says
Love those colors! Can’t wait to see the finished product. 🙂
You are unstoppable! Knit on.
Looking fabulous, you and the skirt! Wish I looked that ‘bad’ on a good day:)
Jenny - prettycolumn (@riley_jl) says
I’ve no idea what this heat wave ius about – here in greater mancheste it was a cloudy 11degrees yesterday :p glad you got to enjoy the sunshine and its great to hear your hand is feeling better, that skirt as well is GORGEOUS I Can’t wait to see it finished – loosk like you’ll make the deadline too yippee! jenny xx
You can do it!! It really will look great, hope you have a fantastic time. xx
The skirt looks lovely. Even if you don’t weave in every last end, it’s the private side of the garment so who will know?
I love your skirt, the colours are beautiful. Have fun up north 🙂
Those ends – when I change colors in fair isle, I spit-splice the yarn, so I have no ends to weave in. Or, alternatively, I weave them in as I knit. I don’t have any minions! Love the design of that color work.
The detail is that is amazing. That is my goal one day to do a piece like what you have on your needles now